Teaching-focused academic appointments in Australian universities: recognition, specialisation, or stratification?

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Author: Probert, Belinda


Since 2009 there has been a consistent upward trend in the number of academic staff being reported to the Australian Government Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education (DIISRTE) as ‘teaching-only’. The growth of teaching-focused appointments is part of an international trend that many see as inevitable, namely the unbundling of previous academic roles and increasing differentiation within the academic workforce. Among the agreed driving forces behind this unbundling are: the demand for much greater levels of participation in higher education (from...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Providers of education and training; Teaching and learning; Quality; Research; Employment

Keywords: University; Academic staff; Teachers; Institutional role; Case study; Professional recognition; Recruitment

Geographic subjects: Australia; Oceania

Published: Sydney, New South Wales: Office for Learning and Teaching, 2013

Physical description: 42 p.

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ISBN: 9781922218476 (print); 9781922218469 (online)

Resource type: Discussion paper

Rights: With the exception of the Commonwealth Coat of Arms, and where otherwise noted, all material presented in this document is provided under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia licence. To view a copy of the licence visit: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/au/

Document number: TD/TNC 113.1289

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